African Heritage Reparation Assembly

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The Amherst African Heritage Reparation Assembly (AHRA) mission is to study and develop reparation proposals for People of African Heritage in Amherst to further the goals of the resolution “Affirming the Town of Amherst's Commitment to End Structural Racism and Achieve Racial Equity for Black Residents” adopted by the Town Council on December 7, 2020.

Do you identify as African Heritage/Black and live in Amherst? Include yourself to learn more about a historical reparative justice initiative underway for residents of African heritage in Amherst! Click here for the African Heritage/Black Inclusion Portal

How to Get Involved:

View the AHRA Newsfeed below

Take a moment to answer our 'Quick Poll' below

Stay tuned for more tools to share your feedback

Community Listening Session: will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Click here for more details or view under 'Key Dates' to the right.

We welcome and encourage you to attend our meetings, email us, and participate in upcoming listening sessions and educational opportunities. You can access our full charge, agendas (with Zoom access), meeting minutes, and additional resources using the links below.

About

The Amherst African Heritage Reparation Assembly (AHRA) mission is to study and develop reparation proposals for People of African Heritage in Amherst to further the goals of the resolution “Affirming the Town of Amherst's Commitment to End Structural Racism and Achieve Racial Equity for Black Residents” adopted by the Town Council on December 7, 2020.

Do you identify as African Heritage/Black and live in Amherst? Include yourself to learn more about a historical reparative justice initiative underway for residents of African heritage in Amherst! Click here for the African Heritage/Black Inclusion Portal

How to Get Involved:

View the AHRA Newsfeed below

Take a moment to answer our 'Quick Poll' below

Stay tuned for more tools to share your feedback

Community Listening Session: will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM via Zoom. Click here for more details or view under 'Key Dates' to the right.

We welcome and encourage you to attend our meetings, email us, and participate in upcoming listening sessions and educational opportunities. You can access our full charge, agendas (with Zoom access), meeting minutes, and additional resources using the links below.

  • Community Listening Session w/ Special Guest Congressman Jim McGovern

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    Community Listening Session

    The African Heritage Reparation Assembly warmly welcomes you to a virtual listening session on Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30-8:30 PM with special guest Congressman Jim McGovern. This event is open to all community members and will begin with a brief educational program.

    Joining details:

    via Zoom https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/81415268164

    via phone, call 507-473-4847 or 564-217-2000 and enter webinar ID: 814 1526 8164

  • Massachusetts Municipal Association Spotlights Reparations Work in Amherst

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    The Massachusetts Municipal Association recently did a spotlight feature in their December issue of The Beacon covering the work of the town's African Heritage Reparations Assembly. As the second community in the country to establish a fund addressing the historical and ongoing damage of structural racism, the town of Amherst has since been examining what a reparations program could look like at the municipal level. To view the full story visit: https://www.amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3265


  • African Heritage Reparation Assembly (AHRA) Listening Session

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    The African Heritage Reparation Assembly warmly welcomes you to their first listening session. This event is open to all community members and will center Black and African heritage voices.

    Date: October 27, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: Hitchcock Center 845 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002

    Questions? Contact: Michele Miller, Town Councilor


  • Colloquium: “The Time Is (Never) Right for Reparations,”

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    Colloquium: “The Time Is (Never) Right for Reparations,” a talk by Tasseli McKay, author of Stolen Wealth, Hidden Power, with responses from Amilcar Shabazz, Professor, UMass Amherst AfroAm & Ali Aslam, Asst. Prof. of Politics, Mount Holyoke CollegeFriday, September 30, 2022 - 2:30pmBernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst

    Hosted by the UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology; Co-sponsored by: The Five College Faculty Seminar on Abolition Justice; W.E.B. DuBois Center; The Sociology Department Colloquium and Special Events Committee (CASEC); The Center for Community Health Equity Research (CCHER); The 5 College Anthropology Faculty Seminar; Culture, Health, and Science, Hampshire College In/jUstice Learning Collaborative; Amherst College Dept. of Anthropology; Mount Holyoke College Dept. of Anthropology; UMass Center for Justice, Law, and Societies

  • Explore Black Census Data

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    Explore and Interact with Black Census Data:


  • AHRA Featured in Valley Advocate

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    Check out the recent AHRA coverage from the Valley Advocate, 'Blazing Their Own Trail: Only the 2nd community in the nation to officially commit to reparations for its Black residents, the Town of Amherst, MA is in important and unchartered territory' via The Valley Advocate article at https://valleyadvocate.com/2022/08/26/blazing-their-own-trail/

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